noun. A corticosteroid hormone possessing glucocorticoid functions which elevate the amount of sugar in the bloodstream. Commonly referred to as hydrocortisone.

CORTISOL: "High levels of cortisol may be linked to stress, poor diet, or hormonal disorders."
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